Local students graduate from 'Next Steps' program

Published On: Apr 03 2013 11:39:29 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 04 2013 09:08:57 AM CDT

Local students take the next step in their education.

16 Juniors and Seniors from La Crosse Central and Logan High Schools completed a "Next Steps" course to prepare them for college.

The class is offered through Western Technical College.

It's directed toward multicultural students introducing them to finding financial aid, figuring out the career they want, and anything else it takes to be successful after high school. "I'm more prepared towards college than before, I really didn't know what I wanted to do and what college was about," said Central Junior Mai Kue Xiong.

"I got to meet somebody in that field and it struck me as that's exactly what I want, and that's exactly what I thought it is," said Logan High School senior Thomas Brown.

The students celebrated with family and friends Wednesday night for completing the 10 week program.